The successor to the successful series I was the series II, which saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88 in (2,200 mm) and 109 in (2,800 mm) wheelbases (normally referred to as the 'SWB' and 'LWB')
In 1957 a brand new 2.0-litre diesel engine was introduced that, despite the similar capacity, was not related to the petrol engines used. The petrol engines of the time used the rather out-dated inlet-over-exhaust valve arrangement; the diesel used the more modern overhead valve layout. This diesel engine was one of the first high-speed diesels developed for road use, producing 52 hp (39 kW) at 4,000 rpm.
This vehicle now available for sale was produced in 1959 for home market. It was sold out on September 1959 to J Coxeter & Company Limited, Oxford (UK).
In 1976 it was exported and registered in Italy. To comply with the new road regulation the headlights were moved to the wings.
The original position of the headlights can be easily moved back t the centre.
In 2004 the vehicle was registered as "Vehicle od Historical Interest"with ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italiano).
The vehicle starts and run well. Mechanically is ok in all aspect.
The body has no rust at all. The painting has been recently restored. Interior been just restored according to the original ones (see pictures). Seats are brand new.
Tyres are new Michelin. Electrical system been checked and perfectly working.
The front wheels and transmission has been renewed replacing bearings, seals and other.
- Brand: LAND ROVER
- Model: 88 SERIE II
- Year: 1959
- Version: PICK UP
- Mileage: 16119 Miles
- Nr Owners: 2
- Fuel: DIesel
- No. Doors: 2
- No. Seats: 3
- External color: Bronze Green
- Kind Gear: 4 Speed Manual
- Displacement: 2052
- Cylinders: 4